MN350 is a dynamic, volunteer-led grassroots organization building a people’s movement to demand that Minnesota take a leadership role in addressing the climate crisis in a just and sustainable way. Programs include:
The following internships are currently available for summer of 2019.
Clean Transportation Intern: This in
ternship would focus on turnout for Solutions team events and pushing out the Zero Emissions Vehicles campaign. Responsibilities would include managing turnout through phone calls and emails and expanding commitment to issues. Depending on the intern’s interests, we could include lots of skills training and practice, such as communications, issue campaign creation, database management, and more.Social media, outreach and event planning:Help build a vibrant climate justice movement, using strategic social media, tabling outreach, and planng fun and creative events to grow our power to make change.Summer canvassing:Learn how to speak with people at their door about issues related to climate change and climate justice. In this internship you will learn about all aspects of canvassing, from the work that goes into setting up a canvass to canvassing best practices.Inclusive Finance Intern: This internship would involve managing and directing our involvement with the Inclusive Finance campaign table we sit at, especially as it might heat up this summer. An intern would be attending table meetings, engaging constituents and businesses, and turning MN350’s Minneapolis members out to key educational and political events. Intern could develop skills in communications, local organizing, and energy utility policy.Fundraising:Interested in gaining valuable fundraising experience and skills? MN350 is looking for interns to help with a variety of logistics and coordination for FUNdraising projects this summer including organizing for our fall gala, helping support a “Musicians for Climate Justice” series of concert parties and bringing in new MN350 Action monthly members!Pipeline Resistance:Help build the campaign to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline which is proposed to run through northern Minnesota. Line 3 would have the same climate change impact as 50 coal plants. The specific focus of this internship can be individualized based on skills and interest. Major needs include writing, public outreach, event/action planning, and building coalition relationships. Activities might include helping to pull off a large march or action, improving MN350’s written materials related to Line 3, generating opinion pieces for traditional media, supporting educational house parties, etc. Interns will be assigned to a staff or volunteer leader on the pipeline campaign based on skill areas they would like to develop.Data and Technology:Dirty data in, dirty data out! Besides relationships, data is the most important foundation to the movement. Work on improving data and technology use relating to the database, data collection, and more.
We work with people from diverse backgrounds. Interns would benefit from having experience working in groups, and managing projects, strong interpersonal and writing and communication skills. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus but not required.
This internship is unpaid. To apply, decide which project/s you are most interested in, and send your resume and cover letter to Ulla@mn350.org.
Policy Action Team
Lobbying Coordinator (through the end of Legislative Session) – Point person: Mysti Babineau
Climate Majority Project – Point person: Lois Norrgard
Pipeline Resistance Team
Letters to the editor – Point person: Julia Fritz-Endres
Line 3 permits (Through September 2019) – Point person: Andy Pearson
Line 3 house parties – Point person: Sarah Harper
Zero Emission Vehicle Turnout – Point person: Noa Shavit-Lonstein
Regenerative Agriculture Letter writing campaign – Point person: Stan Sattinger
Social Media/Communications – No team affiliation required
Social media amplifiers – Point person: Brett Benson
At-event communications – Point person: Ulla Nilsen
Photography team – Point person: Brett Benson
100% House Parties/Climate Conversations – Point person: Ulla Nilsen. Should be able to attend Education and Outreach Team meetings, first Monday of the month.
Welcome Event Coordinator – Point person: Ulla Nilsen. Should be able to attend Education and Outreach Team meetings, first Monday of the month.
House Parties – Point person: Kate Jacobson and/or Grant Stevenson.
Spring Appeal – Point person: Kate Jacobson
Monthly Donor Drive/MN350 Action Membership Drive – Point person: Brett Benson
Grants Coordinator – Point person: Kevin Whelan
Fundraising Event Coordinators – Point person: Kate Jacobson and Kevin Whelan